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    Time Management during exams

    How to manage the time during exams ? how to utilize time effectively?
  • #627033
    Time management is a subject by itself. In the examination also how you manage your time gives you the end result. Basing on the test type you have to decide how you will proceed. You should practice writing the old papers outside so that you will know what is the time given and how you have to allow timings to each question.
    If the question paper is subjective type answers and if there is a choice you have to read all the question first and select the questions you can answer fast. For each question basing on the time allotted you should decide on the length also. If you go on writing one answer for a long time, in the end, you will feel the shortage. So you should allocate a certain time to one question and you should finish that answer within that time only. If it is multiple choice or objective type answers read and answer simultaneously. If you don't know an answer don't get stuck there. Go forward. If time is available at the end you can come back.

    always confident

  • #627074
    Time management is very necessary for the examination hall. You must save your time. Here, I am submitting some steps for time management in exam hall:
    1. Always try to make your answer according to the word limit. For example, the question is asked in 2 marks you have to write your answer about 30 words. So try to answer accordingly.
    2. Try to use shortcut method in mathematics. It will certainly save your time.
    3. Always solve the objective question on the first page of your answer book.
    4. Always answer the question first which you have learned by heart. After the completion of all the questions, try to solve other questions.
    5. Never try to help other students in the classroom and also do waste your time by asking any question to your friends.
    6. When a teacher tells you to sign any paper do not waste your time to read the paper.
    7. If you need a supplementary answer copy, ask your teacher as you start writing the last page of the previous answer sheet.
    so, these are some step which will help you to time management in the exam hall. Hope these will help you.

    Honesty is the best policy.

  • #627091
    For having an effective time management system in place during the examinations, it is essential to be thorough with the pattern and the syllabus of the examination. solving few test sample papers would help in deciding on the proper allocation of time for each set of questions. Of course, it is always advisable not to waste time in the examination hall and work out the questions in a calm manner.

  • #627108
    This is a time management article. Not specifically to exam, but the content and the tips given in this article are useful in all scenarios of one's life.
    Make Every Second Count

    All the best to your exams

    Sri Vetri
    Spread Positivism

  • #627117
    Even most of the intelligent and hard working students who are supposed to be winners at the exams, do fail practically because of their poor time management. First of all a student should not have the fear of the exam at all. He must think that he is writing a class test. After the question paper is given, he must read the entire question paper first. That would give the broader light as to how far he can stretch the writing ability and on how many questions. Let the easy objectives be selected and answered and also the short answers. That means some attempt has already been made a respectable score is expected. Then come for the main sections of long answers. In that also select the best questions to which the student is comfortable to answer. Mind it all this should happen in quick thinking process and the writing must go on. I am sure a candidate can make formidable score in every subject this way.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #627124
    The question is slightly ambiguous.
    What is really being asked?
    Time Management during the time of exams or Time Management at the time of writing an exam?

  • #627167
    In one of the interviews of a IAS officer in one of the publishing who ranked among the topers said that its a consistent effort & systematic approach which made that possible for her. She also declared or confirmed that she never gone for any training or coaching classes yet she cleared all the steps. Make a schedule and stick to it. It may not be possible to plan every minute of your day around studying for final exams, but do your best to try! Also, Prioritize your "to-do" list the night before or first thing in the morning. This will keep your mind focused on the most important task first. Remember that there are no short cut for success so never miss any step.

    Be sure to set deadlines for yourself & leave time for relaxation. Adding, you should learn how to manage your time so you get those top grades you've been working hard for.

  • #627170
    The major thing is 'no last minute preparation'. Students should get ready for exam even 10 days before the date of examination. The days after that should be provided for revision. Many friends used to tell about important questions but no panic come into the mind. Light but strengthy food to be taken. No pills to be used for removing sleep.

  • #627173
    A very generic question on a vast topic. Students should remember that studying hard is not as good as smart planned study. I say this because, some students study many hours a day and yet their performance is similar to people who study for few hours but well planned.For instance knowing the pattern of exam, areas of focus and then studying is smart way of using time rather than reading all chapters monotonously.

    One cannot master everything, hence reading the books cover to cover is not helpful. With the limited time one needs to allocate time for each subject based on the relative merits of the subject and one's own knowledge of the same.

    Studying is good but studying and practicing answers is even better when it comes to short answers, MCQ based assessments and viva-voce.

    The pace and intensity of study need to be planned in a way that the student does not burn out even before the exams start. Set apart time for revision or a quick glance. Keep notes handy that would be for revision.

    Try avoiding the mistake of getting stuck on a favorite chapter or subject at the expense of having little time for other subjects. Do have a small break in between long hours of study so that you can relax and then re-focus

    Combined study is useful provided your colleague is of the same wavelength and your can improve productivity in a short period of time. One needs to have a rough mental image of the study plan, days/subject, hours/day etc.

  • #629357
    Thank you all for giving valuable comments

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